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Today's News

  • Don't trash roads

    I am a resident of Shelby County and realize what a privilege it is to be able to enjoy the beauty of our county. I want to express my disappointment in people that show their ignorance and laziness in how they treat the beauty of the county.

    I don't know who the people are, but it's obvious they are ignorant and don't know the importance of keeping the environment clean for the present and future generations. Dumping and littering items on our land and waterways will have long-term consequences.

  • Leadership Kentucky visit

    Just a note to thank the Sentinel-News for their great support and coverage of the first ever visit of Leadership Kentucky to Shelbyville.

  • City real estate taxes stay even; Personal tax rates drop

    At its August 21 meeting, the Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance levying ad valorem property tax rates for the calendar year of 2008.

    The tax rate proposed this year is 27.5 cents per $100.00 assessed real property. The rate is the same as last year, and is expected to produce about $1.9 million in revenue. Last year it produced just over $1.8 million.

    The tax rate on personal property within the city will be reduced from 46.8 cents on each $100.00 of assessed value last year, to 43.1 cents this year.

  • School board to consider tax increase

    Shelby County property owners could see an increase in taxes next year.

    The Shelby County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the proposed tax increases this Thursday night in order to receive public comment on the .5 percent increase on real property and .2 percent increase on personal property.

    Superintendent James Neihof said the increases are in line with past tax increases, state law, and are consistent with the "cost of living" increases that the district has experienced.

  • Local Democrat attends DNC

    One of the youngest delegates at this week's Democratic National Convention got hooked on politics while sitting in a government class at Shelby County High School.

    Arshiya Saiyed, who graduated from SCHS in 2006, said her path to representing Kentucky at the DNC began when her teacher, Phillip Bell, made politics come alive in class.

    "Through his classes and having lively debates with classmates, I learned the importance of political involvement," she said.

  • Items needed for Backpack Project

    The sight of canned goods stacked in piles has become increasingly common at local medical offices in recent weeks.

    Local heath care providers are collecting food for needy children in the community.

    Diana Shoemaker, who has organized the food drive, said all of the food will be donated to help support the Shelby County Backpack Project. She said local medical offices, hospitals, and doctors have rallied around Backpack Projects' concern for providing food for needy children in the area.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    Aug. 28 -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend

    Aug. 27 -- Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m.

    Aug. 27 - The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

  • Rockets slip past Lafayette

    The SCHS football team wrapped up the preseason with a scrimmage against Lafayette Friday at Daniel Field.

    The Rockets won 26-23 in a game that was tight throughout.

    The 26 points was a good sign because Shelby County had just one returning starter --lineman Matt Axline -- playing on offense, and were missing two starters -- lineman Matt Spencer and receiver Matt Page.

    Branden Cresap completed nearly 60 percent of his passes and threw for four touchdowns -- hitting Ben Axline twice for scores, Zay Harris and Tavis Elzy once.

  • SCHS volleyball wins two straight

    The Shelby County girls' volleyball team improved to 2-2 on the season with wins over Anderson County and Henry County.

    The girls topped Henry 2-1 Monday (21-15, 25-15, 27-25).

    "It was a 'W,' but I was a bit disappointed with the level of play," SCHS head coach Felicia Pace said. "We had more attacking than Henry but couldn't find enough power to put it to the floor. Our passing had moments of complete breakdown, but we were able to hang in there enough to take the match."

    Pace said consistency is all she's looking for from the girls.

  • Lady Rocket golfers getting hot

    The Shelby County girls' golf team started the season with four straight top three finishes and they have only continued to get better.

    The Lady Rockets turned that hot start into their first win of the season, taking home the title in the Central Hardin Invitational on Aug. 16. The girls then whipped Scott County by nine strokes in match play on Aug. 19. Then at Mt. Sterling Golf Course over the weekend the Lady Rockets shot their lowest team score ever -- a 334 -- finishing second in the Montgomery County Invitational.